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A Lady and Her Bicycle

…world, and capable of anything.   Chana Widawski, LMSW, chairs her block association, stewards her local park and leads educational travel programs around the globe. She works with survivors of…

An Ode to Plastic Bags

…I am both green and greeneh. Chana Widawski, a social worker, leads local park and community programming, educational trips around the globe, and works with survivors of abuse and violence….

Returning to the Garden

…businesses? Or will Jewish farming be about the power of using farming and the natural world as the ultimate classroom for shaping educational, community-building and identity-shaping goals? Chana Widawski, a…

Access to Many Worlds

…people who are just like us, except for their hearing.” Chana Widawski, a social worker, is a bicycle commuter and story collector who works with survivors of abuse and violence,…

Modest Hasidic Girls

…told Chana in Yiddish, ‘When you become a boy, you’ll understand.’ Everyone laughed, including Chana and Mrs. Silver.” Hasidic girls are taught that their modesty, explained as the obligation to…

Mrs. Akiva Speaks

…earlier, I need to spend five days a week working as a laundress from dawn to dusk, otherwise I will not be able to support Chana. That first week we…

Queerspawn – What’s That??

You’ve heard of the Nanny Diaries and the Bridget Jones Diaries, but welcome to the world of “”Queer Spawn Diaries’”: Nava EtShalom and Chana Joffe Walt are two young Jewish…

My Son Was Drafted

…Closed Open will be published by Harcourt Brace this year. Chana Block is director of the Creative Writing Program at Mills College. Chana Kronfeld is a professor in the Department…